| Aainaa Naasyidah Haji Mohammad |
TEN students from Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA) recently participated in a Leadership Workshop organised by Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) as part of the school’s efforts to produce future leaders.
The workshop included talks on leadership, as well as games and activities which aimed to help the participants understand the keys to being a good leader.
Reflecting on the recent workshop, participant Nur Aqilah binti Ahmad said that she enjoyed the talk on leadership, which highlighted the different principals a good leader should posses through Islam.
“The speech was an eye opener for us all, and really made us reflect upon the path we are taking to become future leaders, both for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
“Future leaders like us need to be firm and know what we are holding on to by the end of the day. It served as a lesson for us all to improve and aim straight for our goals.
“The path to our goals might have several obstacles, but the advice given to us during the talk reminded us to keep moving forward with the correct intentions and thus, succeed with flying colours, Insya Allah,” she said.
Awg Md Muizzuddin Asyur bin Awg Mat Japar, another workshop participant, reflected on one of the activities held, saying that it helped him get to know his peers better.
“The ice-breaking session was very fast-paced, but we managed to grasp a bit about our new peers. Regarding this, we managed to get close with our group, like we’ve known each other our whole lives,” Md Muizzuddin added.
Another participant, Muhd Syafiie bin Haji Junaidi, said that he really enjoyed the ‘Youth Ace’ activity held during the workshop, which was based on a popular Korean gameshow called ‘Running Man’.
He said, “The Youth Ace activity taught us to bond well with the group, whilst perform with a better team spirit. Each activity represents a different criterion a leader should posses, and taught us different lessons.
“The activity provided us with the right experiences to improve ourselves as future leaders. Overall, the group atmosphere was very uplifting and motivating, as my group showed great team spirit.”
Participant Mohd Hazwan bin Suhaimy voiced out his opinion regarding the overall event, saying that “The Leadership Workshop was a great experience for every single one of us. It taught us a lot of valuable pointers for every criterion a leader should posses.
“Most of us were separated, therefore, this ensured that we meet new peers and bond with them in that short period of time. Unlike any other typical team building activity, this workshop did not require a leader in every group. This showed that everyone in the group is a leader and everyone should speak up like one.”